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World End Syndrome hits Switch in North America on May 2nd, 2019

A month before Europe

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Arc System Works has announced that World End Syndrome will hit the Switch in North America on May 2nd, 2019. The title is priced at $39.99. Check out full details on the game below.

Specifications

Title: World End Syndrome
Release: May 2, 2019
Developer: Toybox
Publisher: Arc System Works
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch (digital-only release)
Players: One
Genre: Mystery/Adventure Visual Novel
Price: $39.99
Voice Language: Japanese
Text Language: English
About

World End Syndrome is a romantic mystery visual novel from Arc System Works and Toybox. Explore the town of Mihate while solving the Mystery of the Yomibito in this engaging story.

Characters are designed by Yuki Kato, an artist and designer for the BlazBlue series. Other known creators on the project include scenario designer Tomio Kanazawa with music by Takashi Nitta.

There are multiple endings based on your choices and actions throughout the game! How many will you experience? There are multiple interesting and complicated characters to interact with. Can you discover all of their secrets?

Story

“I wish this world would end…”

World End Syndrome follows the story of a 17-year-old high school junior trying to escape his troubled past. After causing an accident resulting in his older sister’s death, he receives an invitation to transfer to Mihate High School. He takes it gratefully, hoping to start a new life and forget his past.

But Mihate Town is not the coastal paradise it appears to be. It is home to the legend of the Yomibito, where the dead come back to life every 100 years. Once resurrected, the Yomibito attack the living to regain their sanity, but the dead’s thirst is never quenched. This year happens to be 100 years since the last known incident…

As the protagonist navigates his new life with a colorful cast of new friends, a student at Mihate High suddenly dies. The murder sends shockwaves through the idyllic town as he finds himself caught in a string of strange incidents, romance, and unforgettable summer experiences…

Main Characters

Maimi Kusunose (voiced by Hisako Tojyo) – The protagonist’s cousin. She is bright and cheerful, and sometimes a bit insensitive. She belongs to the tennis club at Mihate High School. She is popular among both boys and girls. By a strange coincidence, Maimi and the protagonist start living together.
Miu Amana (voiced by Shiori Izawa) – A mysterious and quiet girl. She isolates herself but plays the director of “Mystery Club.” There is a reliable side to her. Visit the café she works at and you may be able to see her other sides…?

WORLD END SYNDROME: Release date and Day-One-Edition announced

Well, at least we get a nice Day-One Edition before the world ends!

PQube (London, UK) - March 13th, 2019 - Today, Arc System Works and PQube announce the release date of the romantic mystery visual novel WORLDEND SYNDROME in Europe and reveal the exclusive Day-One-Goodie!.

The gorgeous game featuring character design by BLAZBLUE lead artist Yuki Kato will be out physically and digitally on June 14th for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4! Fans who pre-order their physical copy or get it Day-One, will find a stunning artbook in the box that is only available with the European version!

Romance

Five gorgeous girls are with you on this mysterious adventure. Carefully pick your favourite but be aware: every girl has their own romantic ending!

Mystery

After a high school girl goes missing, her body is found in the river. Resolve inexplicable incidents around town and collect clues to find out what happened!

Aesthetic

Beautiful characters, pretty outfits and highly detailed sceneries make WORLDEND SYNDROME a treat for the eyes.

Exploration

Freely explore the picturesque seaside town during morning, afternoon or evening to meet different characters and enjoy diverging moods.

World End Syndrome - Announcement trailer, EU cover art, and more screens

Mixing romance with murders and the living dead, World End Syndrome is a gripping story that will make you shiver but ask for more! Arrive in a beautiful seaside town and join the local school’s clubs, before a dead body drifts on the shores of the river and it’s up to you and your friends to figure out if the legend of the Yomibito is true and what it means for the town…

World End Syndrome (Switch)

Romance amidst a horror that returns every 100 years: Visual novel WORLDEND SYNDROME announced

PQube (London, UK) January 21st, 2019 – Arc System Works and PQube are excited to announce the romantic mystery visual novel WORLDEND SYNDROME, coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in 2019. Developed by the studio famous for not only exceptional fighting games, but also a variety of outstanding indies, WORLDEND SYNDROME combines the thrills of love and mystery. Meet the beautiful characters designed by Yuki Kato, lead artist of the BLAZBLUE franchise, explore the picturesque seaside town and discover a nightmare that seems to recur every 100 years.

"The smell of the sea, the sound of the waves - Mihate-chou is a gorgeous town!", the new transfer student thought as he walked to his new home for the first time. The years at his former school had not been particularly pleasant, so he was happy to find a scenery that seemed to be colorful and bright - almost inviting.

As the first weeks passed, the exchange student grew more and more skeptical, as life has taught him that every rose has its thorn. What could this town's "thorn" be? He found friends in class, joined a club, enjoyed coming home after school and some girls even seemed to be interested in him. This place was too perfect to be true and he started to become scared of what was hiding below its surface.

Disappearance incidents and corpses coming back to life every 100 years? What. A. Joke.

World End Syndrome - tons of footage

Character designs are by Yuki Kato, known for their work as an artist and designer for the BLAZBLUE series. Other known creators on the project include Tomio Kanazawa for the scenario and Takashi Nitta for music.

World End Syndrome - Maimi character profile

World End Syndrome is a romantic adventure game created from a collaboration between Arc System Works and TOYBOX. The game takes place in a coastal town known as “Mihate Town.” The game follows a protagonist as he get transferred to “Mihate High School” in town and begins his new life, where he meets the heroines: Maimi Kusunose, a cheerful girl, and Miu Amana, a quiet girl.

World End Syndrome demo now available for Switch in Japan

Arc System Works has released a demo for World End Syndrome on the Switch eShop in Japan. For those who play the demo and enjoy the experience, hopping on the eShop right now to purchase the full game would be wise. The game is currently 15% off, making it ¥4,930.

World End Syndrome is Coming to the West (official PR)

Torrance, California – November 20, 2018 – Arc System Works, Inc. is thrilled to announce that we are bringing developer TOYBOX's mystery adventure visual novel, World End Syndrome, westward! World End Syndrome will be available Spring 2019 on both the PlayStation 4 PlayStation Network as well as the Nintendo Switch eShop.

World End Syndrome is a romantic adventure game created from a collaboration between Arc System Works and TOYBOX.

Character designs are by Yuki Kato, known for their work as an artist and designer for the BLAZBLUE series. Other known creators on the project include Tomio Kanazawa for the scenario and Takashi Nitta for music.

The game takes place in a coastal town known as “Mihate Town.” The game follows a protagonist as he get transferred to “Mihate High School” in town and begins his new life, where he meets the heroines: Maimi Kusunose, a cheerful girl, and Miu Amana, a quiet girl.

How you interact with the girls through unforgettable summer experiences and incidents that happen in the peaceful town will drastically change the ending.

STORY
“I wish this world would end...”

The protagonist, who is slightly troubled, moves from a big city to a seaside town called “Mihate” because of an incident. He moves into his uncle’s mansion and starts a new life in the town.

With new friends he meets at “Mihate High School,” he goes through unforgettable summer experiences and strange incidents.

Depending on how he spends the summer with them, the protagonist’s “world” will significantly change...

World End Syndrome coming to West in Spring 2019

Set in the sea town of Mihate when the protagonist moves there and begins to attend a new school. He hears of a local legend in which the dead come back to life every 100 years and are known as "Yomibito." A missing high school girl could signal the return of the Yomibito.

Arc System Works has announced that they'll be bringing the visual novel World End Syndrome to the Switch in North America and Europe in Spring 2019.

World End Syndrome - gameplay footage

After a certain incident, the protagonist—a boy who conceals a small darkness within him while living out his boring everyday life—ends up leaving the city and relying on an uncle he has never known, moving to the seaside town “Mihate-chou,” which is situated in a cove.